[tor-qa] Tor Browser 4.0 is ready for testing

Tom Ritter tom at ritter.vg
Mon Oct 13 22:10:28 UTC 2014

On 13 October 2014 17:07, David Fifield <david at bamsoftware.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 05:02:11PM -0500, Tom Ritter wrote:
>> For what it's worth, I opened youtube, cnn.com and WebQuake ([2]http://
>> webquake.quaddicted.com/Client/WebQuake.htm) and after opening those tabs was
>> able to reproduce it.  It didn't appear initially.
> Did you turn meek on in the configuration? Or just obfs3 as Sherief did?

Actually, I never used PTs at all.  That was 'normal' TorBrowser.

> My guess is that "Apps using significant energy" has some kind of
> memory, and it may be showing things that used energy in the recent
> past, but not necessarily right now. Maybe it was left over from a
> previous time that Sherief used the bundle?

I've barely ever used PTs, and not in the past 2 weeks.

> As for why the HTTP helper would be using battery, I suppose it is
> because of the base64 encoding and decoding that happens between the
> pluggable transport and the helper. That internal protocol is going to
> get overhauled anyway for #12857, and the base64 will probably go away.

I'm wondering if it's attributing the application name incorrectly, honestly.


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